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ST 3167 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3167 (Hints)

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, for those of you who are counting, at 1:00pm yesterday in our respective time zones in the Northern Hemisphere, and because of ‘springing forward,’ this year of 2022 became ‘half over’ – I have no idea how it works out ‘Down Under’ although I think they are on ‘Standard Time’ at the moment.… Continue reading

ST 3166 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3166 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where I am now double boosted or should it be quadruple vaxed – the terms appear to be interchangeable.

For me,  as for last week, slightly quirky with some Dada-esque synonyms with five anagrams (four partials), two lurkers (none reversed), and no homophones – all in a slightly asymmetric 28 clues; with 14 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues.… Continue reading

DT 30023 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30023 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

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Hello, it’s me again.  Apparently Mr Mick Lynch does not appreciate that Tilsit has an important, non-railway, task on Saturdays and that the ‘fallout’ from a railway strike should really not be allowed to interfere with it. … Continue reading

ST 3165 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3165 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we are experiencing a mini-heatwave – we reached 28 (feels like 32) degrees yesterday, with 36 (feels like 43) degrees forecast for today, and 32 (feels like 42) degrees for tomorrow.… Continue reading

DT 30017 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30017 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

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Hello, it’s me again.  Tilsit is keeping the trains running once again or sorting out problems because of the strikes.

For the last five Saturdays we have had Cephas pangrams, so I was expecting a Floughie Lady production today but we have another pangram, detected very early on for me, so I must conclude that it is the sixth Cephas puzzle in a row.… Continue reading

ST 3164 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3164 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where some of us, including me, are head scratching and it’s not because of a challenging crossword.  An organisation that goes under the moniker of ‘Economic Development Winnipeg’ has come up with a new slogan/tag line/whatchamacallit for the city – Winnipeg: Made from what’s real.… Continue reading

DT 30011 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30011 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

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Hello, it’s me again.  Tilsit is keeping the trains running once again today.

For the last four Saturdays we have had Cephas pangrams, so I was expecting a Floughie Lady production today but we have another pangram so I must conclude, correctly(?),… Continue reading

ST 3163 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3163 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where the ‘rain numbers’ are in for the three months of Meteorological Spring – 299mm compared to an average of 123mm, the second ‘wettest’ Spring in the last 150 years and most of that fell in April and May as a result of six back to back Colorado Lows.… Continue reading

ST 3162 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3162 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where we have had a very Spring-like start to the weekend but wetter and cooler conditions are on their way for a few days.

For me, reasonably straightforward and solved with the assistance of a wee dram; no tea cakes this week. … Continue reading

DT 29999 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29999 (Hints)

The Saturday Crossword Club

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Hello, it’s me again.  Tilsit is keeping the trains running again today.

For the last two Saturdays we have had Cephas pangrams, so I was expecting a Floughie Lady production today but we have another pangram so I must conclude it is three in a row for Cephas.… Continue reading